“Tombstone” Taylor Johnson aims to score his sixth first
round knockout, and a UFC contract to boot, on The Contender Series: Week
7. The middleweight (185 lbs.) wrestler
from California has taken MMA fans by storm, finishing all of his opponents
before the third round.
He fights out of Victory MMA in San Diego, California. It’s a small but mighty team with the likes
of MMA legend Dean Lister and Navy SEAL/BJJ black belt/podcaster Jocko
Willink. A far cry from the breeding
grounds of American Top Team and Jackson Wink, but it’s home to Johnson and so
far, so good.
The former NAIA college wrestling champion started MMA in
2016 as an amateur and has not looked back, collecting 6 finishes across all
pro and amateur bouts. “Tombstone” has a
frantic pace, searching for power shots and takedowns to get the action to the
mat. His top pressure is harsh and his
grappling speed is fierce. It’s a
terrible combo for his opponents and unsurprisingly has ended five of six by
ground and pound.
Andre Muniz (17-4) will try to stay on the feet against
Johnson in their Contender Series bout. The
victor will hope to earn a UFC contract on Tuesday, 8/6!
“Tombstone” Taylor Johnson | 5-0 | 5’11 185 lbs. | Age 28 | Reach 74” | Switch Stance | Fighting Out of San Diego, California